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Absolutely loving running on ice and snow with my snow spikes

Absolutely loving running on ice and snow with my snow spikes

Just got a fairly cheap version from Ottinger. Not too loud because they're mostly rubber with metal spikes. It doesn't make for silent running but compared to metal tracks, they're not too bad. These are one size fits all but I find they'd be better for bigger shoes. Mine are a size 6 and could do with being stretched more taut. The only problem I've had is losing spikes. This version came with two spares which are easily inserted by pressing them (well it is a bit of work) through holes in the rubber. If you're unlucky they can catch on something under the snow and get jerked out. I think that is what happened to mine but I wasn't aware of losing them during the run.

On the whole I'm happy with them, you can run entirely normally on ice, they're light and uncomplicated to slide over the base of your shoes. The only thing is they're not for running on other surfaces, so if your route is partly tarmac and partly ice or snow they wouldn't be much good. We had ice and snow covering everything where I ran this morning, so that was straight-forward. Stuffed them in my pocket on the walk down and put them on when I got to the forest where I planned to run.

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They look like something from the Torture Museum except I sort of see a smiley face on the right 😊 And the one on the left looks like he's just fallen over haha.

They've got to be good if they keep you running BTYD 😊

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Ha ha , I saw the one on the left as a little man holding his hands to his head and going " Arrrgh ! " :-D

Wow, they sound fab Bop, good to hear theyre working for you xxx

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Not sure what that is between his legs though........

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Eeeek ! I wasn't going to mention that , your Maj ! :-D xxx

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Haha! It's a bit hard not to notice poppy 😂 xxx

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Totally non-lifelike... :)

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Hahaha you daft bananas. I am seeing all kinds of things in them now!

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Brilliant, Bop! love your determination to keep running, even on the ice! Sign of a true runner!😀🏃🏽‍♀️😀

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Thanks Sandra. I wasn't sure if they'd turn out to be a waste of money but they're actually very good. The problem is getting hold of spare ice spikes. I've written to the manufacturers to ask whether it is possible to buy some.

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Well done. I have similar ones for the most treacherous days and they've done me well.

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Have you lost any spikes?

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Not that I've noticed, but my current pair is pretty new. My last pair had coils on the bottom but I switched because they were much worse on bare pavement.

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Missed this post... sorry.. I was thinking about you this morning and wondering where you were... and here you are..

The spikes look like fun... it would be nice to have snow here, instead of the fog and murky wetness..:(

Hope all good with you ? :)

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I've been pretty busy outside of running with visitors from Australia so haven't found much time to be online flossy. Still running and still loving it 😀

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That sounds great.... I just like to know how my chums are :)

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😘

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